I was looking over some application profiles, and one caught my eye. He was a Canadian from a decent Canadian university. 4.30/4.30 gpa (1st in his graduating class), GRE: 800 Q, 710 V, 5.0 W, and 980 physics. He also had four summers of research (two with a very well respected professor (fairly big name), 1 4th author pub accepted, 1 1st author pub that hasn't been accepted yet). A few physics awards and scholarships as well, but no other jobs or extra-curriculars. He was rejected at all his US schools (included Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, U of Chicago, Caltech, Stanford, Berkeley, UCSB), and an acceptance to University of Toronto. I was really surprised by this. His GPA and test scores were almost perfect, and the research seemed fairly solid. Do Canadians just have the odds against them to begin with? or is this application not as good as I thought it was? Thanks for the help.